You are probably wondering where on earth I am going with this post today and what decluttering has to do with public toilets. Well I am fairly sure you are going to think I have lost the plot when you are done reading this post but I just don’t care. I have a pet peeve which has inspired me to start my own mini revolution here and you can either join me or not but it is something I hope catches on.
I hate hand driers they take too long to dry your hands. Couple that with the fact that half the time they either aren’t working properly or don’t work at all it can be very annoying. Not to mention a little late to find out when your hands are dripping wet. So I would much rather that there are paper towels provided in all restrooms. Unfortunately, this also causes another problem due to laziness and lack of common sense.
How many times have you been in a public restroom and have just finished drying your hands but there is no where to dispose of your paper towel because the trash receptacle is full to overflowing. You might immediately jump to the conclusion that the maintenance company ought to be more diligent at keeping the restrooms clean and tidy but in fact unthinking people are the problem here.
There is a very simple solution to this problem. Just follow the three steps below whenever you dry your hands…
- Limit your towel usage by only choosing one piece of paper towel.
- Dry your hand in the usual way.
- And this last step is the key to the solution and yet so little effort is involved…
Roll the piece of paper towel into a tight ball in your hands before throwing it into the bin
Now how hard was that. If you think one piece of paper towel isn’t enough you will be pleasantly surprised to find the ball rolling step will actually prove to dry your hands that little bit more while being executed.
Just think of how many less environmentally unfriendly plastic bin liners will be required using this simple method. I would guarantee that the bins will need emptying at least five times less just by this one small effort. If the towel is made of recycled paper that is all the better.
So how many of you are with me on this. I don’t care if you think I am crazy or not just give it a go.
ITEM 193 OF 365 LESS THINGS
These magazine have been saved from recycling for now because someone was happy to pay $8.50 for them on ebay